Education

Horticulture students
Barnes Instructor John Gatti

Art Classes

Barnes instructors lead students through an engaging exploration of the elements and traditions of Western Art. Using the collection as their guide, participants learn how to look at and analyze art. Learn more

Student Stories

Student Stories

Students of all levels at the Barnes debate, exchange ideas, and engage in new ways of seeing and thinking as they hone their visual and analytical skills under the direction of prestigious instructors. For them, classes at the Barnes are life changing and unlike any other learning experience.  Hear what they have to say. Learn more

Horticulture students

Horticulture

We offer a comprehensive course of study in the botanical sciences, horticultural practices, and garden aesthetics and design. Benefit from access to our experienced faculty and our 12-acre Arboretum. Learn more

Family activities at the Barnes Foundation

Families

The Barnes Foundation is a great place for families to explore art together. Learn more

A school group at the Barnes Foundation

School Programs

Programs for the 2015–2016 school year include in-classroom presentations. Learn more

Teacher Institute

Educator Resources

A variety of tools are available for teachers to integrate art with grade-appropriate curriculum. Learn more

Keys to the Collection

Keys to the Collection

This free app allows kids to experiment with artful traditions, explore new ideas, and curate their own display as they play through a series of minigames that help them connect to the collection. Learn more

Educational Partnerships

Partnerships

From our historic partnership with Lincoln University to our more recent union with the School District of Philadelphia, the Barnes has always sought strong collaborations with area educational institutions.  Learn more

Barnes Foundation Alumni Association

Alumni Association

Whether you hail from Horticulture or Art and Aesthetics, if you once participated in a Barnes Foundation education program, you are eligible to join the Alumni Association. Learn more